It happens to everyone at least once. You fire up an audiobook before a long trip or get a playlist ready for a lengthy run. As soon as you press play, your AirPods die. Suddenly and without warning, they are out of battery.
Apple’s AirPods have one glaring omission. There isn’t a true battery status indicator anywhere on the charging case. There is a single LED, but it is not precise. Unlike a multi-LED status meter, the single LED can’t distinguish between three-quarters, one-half, or one-quarter power remaining.
Without a precise battery meter, owners like me have to guess how much battery is left. They must remember when they last charged the earbuds and how long they used them. More often than not, that guess is wrong. How do you check the battery on your AirPods? Read on to learn five ways!